Happy Birthday, Mom.

Today would have been my mother’s 60th birthday.  It has been a bitter sweet day.  I thought of her the entire day and wondered what we would talk about if I could call her on the phone.  Actually, I think I know what I would have talked about.  I would have just rambled on about my job, school, her sisters, and just everything under the sun.  She would have given me advice that I probably didn’t want to listen to even though it was right.

My mom had her opinions about everything, but most of the time she let me make my own way.  There are bits of guidance that she gave me that still makes me laugh today…such as not messing up my credit or not dating “island men”.  My mom was funny.  She dedicated her life to giving me a good life.  I honestly believe that most of the things that mom did in her adult life was to give me a better one than she had.  I felt that my mom was proud of me when I moved from Wisconsin and got a decent job in Georgia. It’s true that the heart grows fonder when you are apart because coming home to my mom was so special after I moved away.  I loved being with her even though she always did those annoying things that mom’s do, such as make you get up and do things for them when you really don’t want to.  🙂

My mom passed away just 4 months shy of her 50th birthday of Pulmonary Fibrosis and other illnesses related to it.  I loved my mother.  In everything I do, I wonder if she would be happy about it.  I wonder if she would still be proud of the woman that I have become.  I wonder if she would realize how much I am like her and how much she impacted my life.  I wonder if she knew how much I love her.  I didn’t get to say it enough.   I hope you know how much you meant to me. I hope you know how much I miss you and wish that we could talk.  So this post is just for my mom.  Mommy, I love you. Happy Birthday.  I wish you were here with me.


Hidden gem

Hidden gem

During one of last year’s CVS beauty clearance, I snatched up a bunch of discontinued colors of Revlon lip butters. One of the colors that I bought was Creamsicle. When I put this on, I immediately thought “Oh my, what the heck is this?” On my lips, it does not look at all the way it is inside the packaging. It actually was almost like a metallic-y lip gloss which didn’t suit my skin tone at all. However, this is not a bad review of this product because it turns out that is is one of my favorites to use to create an ombre lip. I decided to play around with this shade by adding a lip liner and blending out the edge. It is BEAUTIFUL. It’s actually one of my favorite shades to wear and I just change up the lip liner color to change it up a bit.



The other week, I went into Ulta and saw that they had a new brand called Mally. Now, I had heard one of my favorite beauty vloggers, Crystalis007, talk about this brand and she loves it. She is always talking about the Poreless Face Defender because it helps to keep her from shining throughout the day, so I decided to try it.

Of course, being the instant gratification type person that I am, I took it out of the box as I was leaving the store so that I can put it on my face! I know, I’m a little ridiculous but I just couldn’t help myself. Now, I mentioned before that I like wearing the Rimmel Stay Matte Primer on it’s own because it keeps my shine away so I was wondering if this would be similar only in a compact with a sponge. So, I open the box and remove all of the contents which were the compact and the sponge. My first thought was how gigantic the sponge is. Personally, I think it’s to big, It’s not so easy to get the product on it because it’s so bulky but never the less, I dipped it in and got some on and immediately placed a little on my shiny nose. Well, it was o.k. but it seems like it made me look super dry. My nose was a little oily before I put it on, but when I put it on it seems like I had dry patches. I don’t know. It was just odd. Now this is just my initial reaction to the product and I have not tried it since so I will use it again over my foundation and see how I do with that. It sounds like an interesting product.

On a brighter note though, I got a free gift with my purchase. It is the Mally volumizing mascara. Now, this I instantly loved. Sometimes mascara can irritate my eyes, so a lot of it ends up sitting in a drawer. I have been wearing this one almost every day since I got it and it has been great. There was no irritation and it makes my lashes look great. Should have taken a picture of it. Maybe I will include it on the next photo of my new buys.

Talk to you all soon.